Rangers news: Forrester and Mckay could return to face Partick

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24th Nov, 2016 | 2:09pm

Rangers expected 4-3-3 v Partick: Senior duo axed

By Will Butcher

Rangers are expected to make two changes to the side that edged past Dundee, as they face Partick Thistle on Saturday.

Manager Mark Warburton could bring in midfielder Harry Forrester and winger Barrie McKay in place of Jason Holt and Michael O’Halloran.

Forrester impressed from the bench last weekend, scoring the Gers winner in the 90th minute and his late impact will still be at the forefront of Warburton’s mind.

Former Brentford manager Warburton is also likely to give Barrie McKay a chance his side in place of forward Michael O’Halloran, after he also impressed against Dundee during his cameo role in the second half.

The inclusion of former Doncaster Rovers star Forrester would see midfielder Holt axed from the starting line up, as the playmaker lines up alongside Josh Windass and Andy Halliday in a three-man midfield.

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McKay’s inclusion will see forward O’Halloran drop to the bench, while veteran striker Kenny Miller will be looking to add to his disappointing tally of three goals in 19 games by spearheading the Gers attack.

First-choice striker Martyn Waghorn is still recovering from an injury to his ribs, and is expected to play no part against Partick on Saturday.

Defensive duo Clint Hill and Rob Kiernan will continue to keep out Philippe Senderos and Danny Wilson, after conceding only three goals in their last five games.

Summer signing Joe Garner, who cost the 54-time Scottish Champions £1.5million in his move from Championship outfit Preston, could line up alongside Miller and McKay.

A win for the Gers could see them leapfrog second placed Aberdeen, as the Dons face Old Firm rivals Celtic on Sunday.

In other Rangers news, here are three strikers that Warburton could consider to replace Waghorn after the former Leicester striker becomes unhappy over his contract situation.